Woman, 18, dies at Outpost Camp

Inyo County Sheriff’s Office press release

On December 15th the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office received notification of a deceased 18-year-old female at Outpost Camp, which is a stopping point on the route to Mt. Whitney.

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Photos courtesy of Inyo SAR member Max Gallegos

According to her father, who was both the hiking partner and reporting party, she had always wanted to hike the Mt. Whitney trail. Her father also indicated that both he and his daughter were experienced hikers, including hiking in winter conditions. They set out Monday mid-day with no intention of summitting; rather they just wanted to go as far as they could safely and return.

By early evening they reached Outpost Camp, where they decided to camp for the evening. Her father indicated that the 18-year old had been experiencing a headache; when he woke up the following morning she was deceased.

inyosar4CHP helicopter (H-80 out of Apple Valley) and two Inyo County Search and Rescue members recovered the body this afternoon. The Inyo County Coroner is working with the Orange County Coroner’s office to determine cause of death.

Our deepest condolences are with the family.

 

 

2 Responses to Woman, 18, dies at Outpost Camp

  1. PECOS December 17, 2015 at 7:19 pm #

    I AS A FATHER CANNOT EVEN IMAGINE HOW HURT THAT FATHER MUST FEEL.MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE HOLE FAMILY.AND A SPECIAL PRAYER FOR YOU DAD.

     
  2. Rockwell December 28, 2015 at 3:04 am #

    Prayers to all. I have taken on Mt Whitney 18 times, Summitting 8, and every climb is a different journey. I would be honored to attend services. Someone please let me know. Rockwell
    TheRockwellOpry@yahoo.com

     

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